Sunday, July 7, 2013

Liz Cheney, the daughter...

...of arguably the worst president vice president in recent memory, may make a run for the U. S. Senate from Wyoming in 2014, according to a front-page story in the Times today.

In typical Cheney fashion, however, the dyspeptic Ms. Cheney may disregard protocol and challenge the Republican incumbent, Sen. Mike Enzi. The article says that Enzi isn't ready to retire just yet and Ms. Cheney's expected campaign is upsetting the apple cart in Wyoming Republican circles.

Now, don't get me wrong: I'm all for another front in what has become a multifaceted civil war in the Republican Party. What's more, I wouldn't shed one crocodile tear for Enzi -- a party hack who, like his Wyoming colleague Sen. John Barrasso, mostly just takes up space -- if he was defeated.

No, what irks me about the prospect of a Senator Cheney, this ... this ... character (for lack of a better word), is that by representing the smallest state in the Union at a little over half a million people, she would have the same vote in the United States Senate as the senators from California, New York and Texas, who represent a combined population of over 80 million souls.

Now that's depressing.

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